Global Witness says more than 120 activists killed since 2010 while trying to protect their rivers, forests or land.
At Walden Pond, the ecological changes revealed in the sediments of the last century were more extreme than anything in the previous 1,400 years, and some were unique in the history of the pond.
Costa Rica produced 98% of its electricity last year without fossil fuels but the sustainable success story unravels with the rising demand for gasoline and cars
Are you someone who has faith in the power of free markets? Then you should naturally accept the evidence that human activity is bringing about climate change.
As Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution, Canada is committed to reducing climate-harming pollutants at home and around the world.
Environmentalists claim the country's ongoing drought exposes the negative impacts of the mining industry.
The power of the Andean sun. Chile has the largest solar-energy plant in Latin America and among the dozen biggest in the world.
Authorities have declared water rationing in La Paz to be a permanent measure as the drought in Bolivia worsens. The three main dams that supply water to the city are almost dry.
Spanish clean energy company Acciona Energía has connected the 246MW El Romero solar plant in Atacama desert, Chile to the county’s Interconnected Central System
Habitantes locales del Pantanal, que abarca a tres países y alberga a 4,700 especies, luchan contra los estragos causados por la deforestación y la agricultura
Colombia's indigenous people who claim their health and environment has suffered due to work at the Cerrejón coal mine are dismayed by the operation’s expansion
These new sustainable power supply systems are helping us to develop technologies that are more reliable and efficient than ever.
El primer santuario para elefantes de América Latina les permitirá pasearse a sus anchas, sin hacer nada, por 1.100 hectáreas en el Mato Grosso junto con Guida
Cuanto mayor es la amenaza, mayor es el atractivo turístico. Y cuanto mayor es el número de viajeros, mayor es el deterioro. La Gran Barrera de Coral australiana como ejemplo del dilema
In the last 25 years we've destroyed 10% of the Earth's wilderness. 132,000 square kilometers per year have been lost since 1990, recent study says.
En agosto, el Presidente de ese país, Mauricio Macri, ordenó darle dicha protección ambiental. La declaración como reserva nacional busca acercarla al continente, redescubrirla, pero también devolverla a su estado más natural.
Chile is aiming to produce 70% of its energy using renewable sources by 2050. This will provide European companies and investors with significant opportunities, says Santander’s Latin American Desk Head, Mauricio Munguia.
La Lista Roja de Especies Amenazadas de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) clasifica al gorila oriental en peligro crítico.
Chefs among travellers proving there is demand for produce from Madidi – and helping communities understand commercial potential of their flora and fauna
Brazil’s environmental regulator rules the dam’s backers had failed to supply information to show its social and environmental impact
By 2050, global production of plastics will triple with estimates suggesting it will account for 15% of the world’s carbon budget.
Coal miner Cerrejon has financed the reforestation of a large swath of land in northern Colombia that was left desolate by decades of mining activity.
Tree species in the Amazon rainforest are so many and varied that it would take three centuries to catalogue them, a major study has estimated.
Authorities are trying to reduce pollution in the capital but confused policy-making and rising car ownership are reducing the city to poisonous gridlock
A soldier in Brazil has shot and killed a jaguar who was used in an Olympic torch event this week, prompting an outpouring of anger from animal lovers and a public apology from the local Games organizing committee.
Climate change will have a great impact on Latin America, a region with vast biodiversity and economies that are highly dependent on commodities
Ornithologist Rafael Bessa was making his way through the woods he saw a Blue-eyed Ground-dove. Before that day, in 2015, the species had not been seen for 75 years.
A small, energetic young woman named Africa Berdonces, who rides a beat-up bicycle and often wears flip-flops, has been put in charge of managing the Galápagos Islands, one of the world’s environmental treasures.
The Chilean navy has removed more than 200 tons of trash from Antarctica in an operation involving 268 sailors, the armed forces said.
The sub-genus Jamesbondia honors the leading US ornithologist James Bond.
The world’s largest copper producer has struggled to keep up previous levels of extraction and this will inevitably restrict the growth of the sustainable energy sector.
The project which began in 2002 and has an estimated cost off $100 million is highlighting the importance of renewable sources of energy.
On the surface, the outcome of the Paris climate summit falls far short of what is needed to save the planet from global warming. Then again, maybe practical success isn’t the measure by which it should be judged.
The organization is concerned on how it affects economic activity, and positioned it as key during their meeting in the Bahamas.
So much of America’s future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let’s focus for a moment on just one area — energy and the environment — where the Obama administration has made startling progress that could be reversed if either of the GOP front-runners becomes president.
Desert mangroves can store massive amounts of carbon, they are crucial for the coastline ecosystems and human population. A scientific study focused only on Mexican mangroves.
Since March 2014 the country's eolic and solar energy projects have increased a 108% and have the capacity of 4,051MW.
Water levels in the two artificial lakes that nourish the Panama Canal and supply more than half the country’s households are at historic lows
Colombian President announced 100,000 hectares of the rare ecosystem will be delimited. In February a court had declared oil, gas and mining operations illegal in these territories.
Environmental risks' impact on health accounts for 23% of all deaths per year. A WHO report examines how prevention measures can tackle the problem.